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Ringo Starr Remembers First Time Coming to U.S. With the Beatles

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RINGO STARR © Kevin Winter via Getty Images RINGO STARR

Tonight, I'm joined by rock and roll icon Ringo Starr for part one of a special two-night conversation. The world's most famous drummer, the man who gave The Beatles its "heartbeat," has also enjoyed an immensely successful career as a solo artist and band leader, releasing over two dozen original and live albums since 1970, the year the fab four officially called it quits. A talented photographer, Starr recently published Photograph, both a collection of rare and never-before-seen images and a 15,000 word manuscript chronicling his youth, his time with The Beatles, and beyond.

In the clip below, he describes the emotion the band felt on arriving in America for the first time, and reveals that their U.S. arrival was not as warmly welcomed as most people believe.
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